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It Is Well With My Soul

It is Well with My Soul — This Friday’s Song

A few moments of prayer and reflection on Christmas Day 2020. This has been such a difficult, pain-filled year for so many. So on this Christmas morning, let's reflect together on how the human spirit can overcome anything as Horatio Spafford said so well in "It is Well With My Soul".

Preparing for Noche Buena

I have always been a Christmas morning guy. As many of you know, my wife and her family came to the United States from Havana, Cuba. As we combined our families, one of the traditions Teresa introduced Ryan and I to is Noche Buena.
The Closers by Michael Connelly

The Closers by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Just finished The Closers by Michael Connelly. This is Book 11 in the Harry Bosch series. It is, essentially, a series reboot that brings Bosch back into the LAPD and returns to Connelly's classic third person narrative style.
The Italian | Hawthorne Bistro and Bakery Tallahassee

A Few Hours of ‘Almost’ Normal…

Wife and I got to have a few hours that seemed ‘almost’ normal today. We ran several long-overdue errands. All of the businesses we went to were following the Leon county mandated protocols on masks, density, social distancing, and cleaning. Other customers seemed to be abiding by the same and everyone was pretty patient and accommodating of those around them.
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire — Latest Read

Just finished the 2020 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. Character development, plot line, world-building were pretty well done, but fell short as a "great read."
Zantac on shelves

Boy, Do I Miss My Zantac

Zantac has always been my go to remedy. When it got pulled last April, I was concerned about the effectiveness of the alternatives. Tonight, that concern was confirmed.

Are You Up to Speed on Amazon Sidewalk

A recent post on Engadget is a good overview of Amazon Sidewalk.  Worth a read if you have Amazon Echo devices in your home.  This function will be enabled by default when Sidewalk is deployed
Angel by LJ Ross Banner

Angel by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Just finished Angel by LJ Ross. This is Book 4 in Ross's DCI Ryan Series. Like the previous books in the series, murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humor set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. Not for everyone, but an enjoyable read.